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Doris Elnora Brown

April 5, 1932 ~ February 1, 2022 (age 89)

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It is with great sorrow that we announce the Heavenly transition from Earth to Glory of Mother Doris Elnora Brown, 89, of Summerville, SC who entered into eternal rest on Monday morning at 4:35 AM at Trident Medical Center in N. Charleston, SC. She was the loving mother of Jimmy (Cheryl) Utsey, Ronald (Barbara) Utsey and Regina (Danny) Beans.

Due to covid-19 restrictions, the family will not receive visitors at their home.  The family thank you for your prayers and understanding during this difficult time.




Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:8

Mother Doris Elnora Brown was born on April 5, 1932 in Newark, NJ to the late Mr. and Mrs. Celia Perry.

Mother Doris attended Memmerger Elementary and Charleston County High School.

Mother Doris accepted Christ at an early age. She was an active member of Restoration Revival Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Vandel N. Atkins, Sr., in Brooklyn, New York. She lived in Brooklyn, New York for over 50 years. 

Mother Doris was known to her nieces as "The Rich Auntie from New York City". She helped raise her sister's children after the death of their mother. She went on to retire as a caregiver. 

Mother Doris later moved to South Carolina and found a church she loved dearly and served faithfully under the leadership of Apostle Allen H. Simmons and the New Bethel Sounds Of Praise Church. Mother served faithfully even in her sickness, all she desired was to be in the house of the Lord. Mother would praise the Lord and do her dance around the church lifting up the name of Jesus.

Mother Doris was a well-known baker and was especially known for her sweet potato pies and her millionaire pies. She was always dressed to impress and would wear a hat to match every outfit, even if she was going to a cookout she would be dressed up.

Mother Doris was preceded in death by her daughter Geneva Hope McBride.

Mother Doris favorite scripture was Psalm 37:4 " Delight yourself also in the Lord, and he shall give you the desires of your heart. Her favorite song was "May The Work I've Done Speak For Me"   She was a loving Mother, grandmother, aunt and a caring friend to many and will be missed.

Mother Doris leaves to cherish her fond memories, her loving children; Jimmy (Cheryl) Utsey, Ronald (Barbara) Utsey and Regina (Danny) Beans, Grandchildren; Aishia (Benny) Foreman, Jimmy Utsey Jr. Branden (Telisha) Utsey, Paul (Lori) Saxon Jr., Ozzie Saxon and LaToya (Dan) Goodsell; 12 Great-Grands; Special nieces; Lena Jenkins and Celia Thompson; loving nieces, nephews, Great-Grand nieces, Great-Grand nephews; two special friends;  Sister Betty Morrison and Patricia Clark and a host of loving relatives and friends.


The Home-Going Service for Mother Brown will be live streamed.  A face mask is required and must be worn at all times during the service.  Please see service details below.


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Home Going Service
February 5, 2022

11:00 AM
New Bethel Sounds of Praise
351 Greyback Rd
Jedburg, SC 29483-5271

Interment Following Service
February 5, 2022

New Bethel Sounds of Praise Church Cemetery
351 Greyback Rd
Summerville, SC 29483

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